September 16th, 2021 4:26 PM 1 COMMENTS

Tariff Hikes Necessary for Telecom Sector Despite Relief Measures: Brickwork Ratings

The government yesterday announced a bailout package for the telecom sector. Brickwork Ratings has called the measures a “much-needed breather” for the industry. The telcos will now not have to worry about paying the adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues and spectrum usage charges in the next four years. However, the interest on the dues will be added up and will be payable to the government once the moratorium period ends.... Read More

September 16th, 2021 3:26 PM 0 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea Limited Position as Going Concern Cemented

Vodafone Idea Limited’s (VIL) future, until yesterday, was mixed in dark clouds. Things weren’t clear, and the company had failed to secure any new investors. However, with the announcement of the relief package, one thing’s fixed, Vodafone Idea (Vi) is not going to go out of the market, even in the long-term, at least that’s what the evidence suggests. The company’s visibility as a “going concern” has increased with the... Read More

September 16th, 2021 2:53 PM 0 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea Could Reduce Debt By Converting It to Equity

The kind of debt Vodafone Idea has, it will be very hard for the telco to pay it all in the next few years. The relief package will help the telco in stabilising a lot, but it will still require Vi to increase its revenues significantly and that too very fast to reach a good position. To ease the pain of the telcos even further, the Indian government is working... Read More

September 16th, 2021 12:45 AM 6 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea, Airtel, Jio Show Support for Relief Measures

Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel, and Reliance Jio, all have shown their support for the relief measures that were announced by the government today. The Government of India (GoI) has changed its definition of the adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues and have also allowed a moratorium with interest rates for four years in the payments related to AGR and spectrum purchased, ease in process of getting clearance for tower installation, 100%... Read More

September 15th, 2021 2:19 PM 3 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea Will Now Provide Users Real-Time Alerts for Disasters

Vodafone Idea (Vi) has launched India’s first cell broadcast-based public warning system with the Andhra Pradesh government and Celltick. The company will be taking the help of Celltick, one of the largest cell-broadcast based products provider and a global leader of Public Warning Systems. Celltick announced that Vodafone Idea (Vi) has become the first telecom operator in the state of Andhra Pradesh to support the CAP-compliant Integrated Public Alert and... Read More

September 15th, 2021 10:21 AM 0 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea Might See Govt Get a Stake In the Company

Vodafone Idea, the third-largest telecom operator in India might see the government stepping in and getting a stake in the company. A person aware of the matter told ET Telecom that the government is considering getting a token stake in Vodafone Idea. But the government will not infuse any capital into the company. It will only look to convert a part of the telco’s dues as equity for itself. This... Read More

September 14th, 2021 7:36 PM 10 COMMENTS

Vi, Airtel, Jio Will Benefit from Recent Changes

Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel, and Reliance Jio, the three private telecom operators of the nation, will certainly benefit from the recent changes that have kicked in. The changes that are being referred to here are the change in tariffs and offers provided to the customers. In the September quarter, multiple things took place, such as telcos removed their base plans to earn more out of low average revenue per user... Read More

September 14th, 2021 11:49 AM 5 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea Stock Sees Strong Opening On Tuesday

Vodafone Idea’s (Vi) stock has seen a strong opening on Tuesday. The news around banks urging the government to ease the pressure on the telco has worked its way. At the time of writing, Vi’s stock is at Rs 8.20 which is 3.14% in the green. The stock had closed at Rs 7.95 yesterday and opened at the same price. It also touched a high of Rs 8.30 in the... Read More

September 14th, 2021 7:02 AM 2 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea Has Much Better 3GB Daily Data Plan Than Jio

Vodafone Idea (Vi) is a much talked about telecom operator these days. Especially because the telco isn’t looking in great shape after the relief package wasn’t announced. Regardless, Vi is providing some prepaid plans that can’t be ignored. Some plans from the telco are seriously so good that they put Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel behind. If Vi could add more users with the help of these plans, it would... Read More

September 14th, 2021 12:38 AM 0 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea Needs Tariff Hike, Relief Package Is Short Term Help

The government and the industry must look beyond the relief package. Five years down the line, this relief package would not make a lot of difference since it is only a short-term measure for the companies. The only major operator that’s in need of a relief package is Vodafone Idea (Vi). As we have mentioned in the past, while Bharti Airtel can benefit from the relief package, it doesn’t desperately... Read More

September 13th, 2021 12:15 PM 3 COMMENTS

DoT, FinMin Discussions on Telecom Relief In Advanced Stages

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and the Finance Ministry (FinMin) are in advanced stage discussions about the relief package that is to be provided to the telecom sector of India. Last week, the Cabinet had refused to hear the DoT’s proposal for a relief package for the telecom industry. But that doesn’t mean the relief package won’t come at all. Sooner or later, the Cabinet will have to hear it,... Read More

September 12th, 2021 8:10 PM 0 COMMENTS

OTT Platforms Emerge As Focal Point for Telecom, DTH Operators

Vodafone Idea on Tuesday said that the “telecom industry is undergoing a digital transformation” due to the “growing” consumption of over-the-top (OTT) platforms along with the Internet of Things (IoT) “acceleration.” The operator shared the development in its annual report with Vodafone Idea also highlighting that the telecom operators are “transitioning from being pure telecom service providers to integrated digital service providers.” Vodafone Idea said that the operators are providing... Read More

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